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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 02:42 PM
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12. The more conventional English word is "dissolve."
Source: Reuters

Jordan's king dissolves parliament ahead of polls
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:22AM EDT

AMMAN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah issued a
decree on Sunday dissolving parliament and told the
government to prepare for multi-party polls later this year,
officials said.

They said the decree dissolving the 110-member parliament,
whose four-year term formally ended last April, and the call
to prepare for elections, was a clear sign that the monarch
would not use his constitutional right to delay the polls.

The government is expected to set an election date this
week, probably in November.


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It is perfectly normal for a head of state to dissolve
the parliament for new elections. In Jordan's case,
this parliament's electoral mandate has already expired.

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  -Jordan's King decides to dismantle parliament - You can do that when you are King NNN0LHI  Aug-19-07 02:00 PM   #0 
  - Well, it's about time, really--they haven't had elections in eons  MADem   Aug-19-07 02:07 PM   #1 
  - The Jordanians never vote for the King  NNN0LHI   Aug-19-07 02:14 PM   #3 
     - Well, DUH. But we hold elections way more frequently than they do.  MADem   Aug-19-07 02:38 PM   #10 
  - President Bush: "Jordan rules!!!"  muntrv   Aug-19-07 02:13 PM   #2 
  - On paper, it's the British Constitution...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-19-07 02:18 PM   #4 
  - It's good the be the king! nt  kansasblue   Aug-19-07 02:20 PM   #5 
  - Dissolving parliaments is a standard thing in that system  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 02:21 PM   #6 
  - In Canada and Britain the person on the throne doesn't run the country and cancel elections  NNN0LHI   Aug-19-07 02:33 PM   #7 
     - This is a dynasty where the job of who leads Jordan is passed down to ones son.  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-19-07 02:35 PM   #8 
     - No, the Prime Minister goes to the Queen and asks her to call for elections.  MADem   Aug-19-07 02:41 PM   #11 
     - Yes I can, because that's how it works  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 02:49 PM   #13 
        - You appear pretty informed of how the Jordanian government works  NNN0LHI   Aug-19-07 03:00 PM   #15 
           - Did you actually read that?  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 03:38 PM   #16 
              - That is the second time you have used the hysterical comment while addressing me  NNN0LHI   Aug-19-07 04:31 PM   #22 
                 - Okay, I'll 'exply' it for you  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 04:42 PM   #23 
  - Looks like Abdullah won the bet.  Swamp Rat   Aug-19-07 02:38 PM   #9 
  - Beat him to what? He's calling an election, not cancelling one. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 02:50 PM   #14 
     - Canada...  Swamp Rat   Aug-19-07 03:54 PM   #18 
        - Which has nothing to do with what I said  Posteritatis   Aug-19-07 03:56 PM   #19 
           - Linear thinking  Swamp Rat   Aug-19-07 04:01 PM   #20 
  - The more conventional English word is "dissolve."  Eugene   Aug-19-07 02:42 PM   #12 
  - Abdallah is one of the sanest heads of state in the Arab world  DFW   Aug-19-07 03:48 PM   #17 
  - Not my country, not my place to criticize the fact that they have a monarch with actual power  Hippo_Tron   Aug-19-07 04:16 PM   #21 

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